I started this discussion over on the main gear page, but thought I'd put it up to everyone here, too.
I'm looking for an inexpensive (<$150) likely used, starter for my southpaw son, but they seem to be rare as hen's teeth. What do you think about converting a standard right hand guitar to a lefty? I realize the compensated saddle is reversed, but how much of a problem would this be, especially for a beginner?
Someone look up Elizabeth Cotten's Frieght Train. She played a right handed guitar lefty without swithcing the strings. I would but just dont know enough about computers. That lady was amazing.
I was just talking to the owner of one of the local shops about lefties. He had 4 in the shop, 3 used electric/acoustics and one new Crestwood chinese-cheapo for $124. I asked about converting since he had a wide variety of righties and he said I'd have to have a nut cut from a blank because he couldn't even order a lefty nut. That just sounds crazy to me.
The one I recognized was a Washburn, Chinese-made, priced at $350. The others were brands I did not recognize and were also priced over $300. I have 2 months to shop, so I'll be patient. There are a couple of Fender DG10 CELH's on ebay right now, one at $102 and a Korean-made model at $199
I emailed them this morning about it, but being Sunday I assume they are closed. All I got was a robo-mail response.
sounds like it would be a good option
pretty sure it is lam. I was looking at them earlier.
I checked ebay, they had new LH acoustics- Kona $104 - 169, Gold Tone $199, Fender Cd100 $229, Takamine G340 $219, Alvarez RD20 high bid is $51. not sure what it will end at. Jasmine made by Takamine $200- 230, Oscar Schmidt $80- 200
so there are a lot of options for a beginner guitar. Then there are used. I did not go over them.